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Document ID (ISN)63367
CIS number 94-1929
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Newberg A.B.
Title Changes in the central nervous system and their clinical correlates during long-term spaceflight
Bibliographic information June 1994, Vol.65, No.6, p.562-572. 94 ref.
Abstract Changes that occur in the human central nervous system (CNS) during long-duration spaceflight are reviewed. Effects discussed include: changes in the neurovestibular and sensory systems; CNS changes due to musculoskeletal alterations; sleep disturbances and circadian rhythm; radiation effects on the CNS; fluid and electrolyte influences on the CNS; neurotransmitter changes in the CNS; psychological and behavioural changes. More extensive and persistent changes might be expected with extended stays in space.
Descriptors (primary) central nervous system; space travel; neurological effects; weightlessness
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; literature survey; sleep disturbances; neuropsychic effects; vestibular disorders; circadian rhythm; motion sickness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Space travel